The Toxic Superfund Site Flowing Through New York City

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An activist swims in one of the most polluted waterways in North America to raise awareness.

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Swimmer Braves Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, a Superfund Site

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/nyregion/swimmer-braves-brooklyns-gowanus-canal-a-superfund-site.html

“Like most people who have heard anything about the Gowanus Canal – of its murky sludge, oil slicks, raw sewage, carcinogenic chemicals and dying dolphins – Christopher Swain strongly advises against swimming in it.”

Superfund Sites

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/superfund/voosen-text

“For most of his adult life Jun Apostol has lived, willingly, in the shadow of a mountain of waste. ”

Superfund Suffering Cash Crunch

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/superfund-suffering-cash-crunch/

“Taxpayers may be on the hook as the federal program for cleaning up industrial waste sites keeps getting bigger and its traditional funding stream shrinks, the General Accounting Office reports.”

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